Keith Pitt, since 2013.
Hinkler was created in 1984. It has been held by the National Party for most of the last quarter-century. The seat was originally considered notionally Labor when it was created in 1984.
Hinkler was won in 1984 by the Nationals’ Bryan Conquest, who only held the seat until 1987, when Labor’s Brian Courtice won Hinkler. Paul Neville won the seat in 1993 and held the seat for the next twenty years.
Neville’s margin was cut to less than 2% in 2007, but a swing of 8.9% in 2010 strengthened his hold on the seat.
Neville retired in 2013, and the LNP’s Keith Pitt held onto the seat despite a small 1.3% swing back to Labor. Pitt was re-elected in 2016 and 2019.
|Keith Pitt||Liberal National||42,374||46.0||+2.2|
|Damian Huxham||One Nation||13,625||14.8||-4.4|
|Joseph Ellul||United Australia Party||4,029||4.4||+4.4|
|Aaron Erskine||Conservative National Party||1,471||1.6||+1.6|
|Amy Byrnes||Animal Justice||1,391||1.5||+1.5|
2019 two-party-preferred result
|Keith Pitt||Liberal National||59,384||64.5||+6.1|
Booths have been divided into four areas. Hinkler covers parts of Bundaberg and Fraser Coast council areas. Those in the Fraser Coast council area, including Hervey Bay, have been grouped together. Those in Bundaberg Region have been split between those in the Bundaberg urban area, those rural booths near Bundaberg as Woongarra, and those to the south of Bundaberg as Isis (the name of the former council).
More than half of the total vote was cast through pre-poll voting, so the geographic breakdown only covers a minority of votes.
The LNP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all four areas, ranging from 56.8% in Bundaberg to 67.3% in Isis.
The One Nation primary vote ranged from 12.2% in Woongarra to 17.6% on the Fraser Coast.
|Voter group||ON prim %||LNP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|